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Zipline’s drones to deliver medicine in Salt Lake City area

Zipline, a drone delivery and logistics company that got its start delivering medical supplies in Africa, has started dropping prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to homes in the Salt Lake

Sixt to buy 100,000 electric vehicles from China’s BYD

Sixt initially committed to buy "several thousand" EVs from BYD. First deliveries to France, Germany, Netherlands and U.K. start this year.

Wisk Aero reveals its market-ready, self-flying air taxi

EVTOL company Wisk Aero will put forward its Generation 6 four-passenger autonomous air taxi for FAA certification.

New York follows California mandating zero-emissions vehicles by 2035

All new passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in New York state must be zero emissions by 2035, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday. “By revving up our clean transportation transition

Finally. Lordstown Motors, Foxconn begin Endurance EV production

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has begun production of Lordstown Motors’s electric pickup truck. The news, which Bloomberg grabbed first, is a milestone for both companies: Foxconn a

Treepz founder Onyeka Akumah on how to succeed in transportation tech

We caught up with Treepz co-founder and CEO Onyeka Akumah, whom we first interviewed a year ago, to check in on the African startup's progress.

Argo AI’s robotaxis officially available via Lyft in Austin

Ride-hailing giant Lyft and autonomous vehicle technology company Argo AI are now officially offering public robotaxi service in Austin, Texas. This is the second city in which Lyft and Argo are opera

Battery-swapping SPAC Gogoro secures $345M loan

Taiwanese battery-swapping company Gogoro has signed a $345 million five-year credit facility agreement in order to increase liquidity among uncertain economic conditions. The loan comes from a group

Lyft freezes hiring in the US amid economic instability

Lyft has been canceling job interviews this week and is reportedly on a hiring freeze in the U.S., according to anonymous professional network Blind and a report from Bloomberg. The freeze affects all

Our top 4 Tesla AI day predictions

Tesla’s second AI Day is fast approaching, and with it a flurry of speculations as to what will be discussed at the event — a phenomenon that we at TechCrunch are certainly not above. AI D

Elon Musk wants ‘government-imposed muzzle’ on his tweets thrown out

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is sick and tired of having to pause before tweeting to consider the potential implications on his company’s stock price. The celebrity executive is urging a federal appeals

May Mobility, Via launch wheelchair-accessible autonomous shuttle service

Autonomous ride-hail and shuttle service May Mobility and transit tech provider Via are launching a small fleet of wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicles in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Via, which star

Tesla countersues civil rights agency behind racial bias suit

Tesla couldn’t get a judge to dismiss a case alleging racial bias at the automaker’s Fremont factory, so the automaker is now countersuing the agency responsible instead. The luxury electr

Rad Power Bikes and Cycle pilot consumer e-bike subscriptions

Rad Power Bikes, a popular American e-bike brand that has raised over $300 million in the past two years, will start offering bikes as a subscription service next week. The company is partnering with

Kia, Hyundai sued after viral TikTok causes rise in thefts

Things I learned on TikTok: The hole in a pasta spoon is one serving of spaghetti. What to do when a debt collector comes knocking. How to hot wire a Kia using a USB cord and a screwdriver. Oh yes, yo

Chinese EV startup XPeng says its new G9 SUV is ‘last step’ before autonomous vehicles

XPeng launched the G9 Flagship SUV, the fourth production vehicle in its lineup that will set a “new benchmark” for automated driving technology in passenger vehicles, the Chinese electric

Leoparda Electric is bringing battery swapping for two-wheelers to LatAm

Leoparda Electric, a São Paolo–based startup, wants to be the Gogoro of Latin America. In other words, it’s looking to build out a network of battery swapping stations that should help spread

Hertz will order up to 175,000 EVs from General Motors, including BrightDrop vans

Eco-conscious vehicle renters can soon expect to see EVs from GM brands Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and even commercial delivery unit BrightDrop at Hertz rental locations. The car rental giant sai

Nvidia unveils Drive Thor, one chip to rule all software-defined vehicles

Nvidia is gearing up to deliver Drive Thor, its next-generation automotive-grade chip that the company claims will be able to unify a wide range of in-car technology from automated driving features an

Tesla extends FSD access amid regulator scrutiny

Tesla is extending access to its advanced driver assistance system, Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta version 10.69.2.2, to 160,000 owners in the U.S. and Canada, according to a tweet Monday from Tesla CEO
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